The College of Human Ecology, Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health and Kansas State University Research and Extension (KSRE) seek applications for an Assistant Professor and Adult and Aging Nutrition Extension Specialist. The position is a tenure-track, full-time, 12 month appointment. The successful candidate will provide statewide leadership for nutrition education programs focusing on normal nutrition, chronic disease prevention and management, and other special needs of adults and seniors. Review of applications begins March 18, 2016. For more information about this position, go to http://www.he.k-state.edu/employment/20160215-fndh-asst-prof.html
Tandalayo Kidd, PhD, RD, LPN
Associate Professor/Extension Specialist
Kansas State University
Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health
203 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506
Hi Everyone! Please see below for information about two new resources from
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July 29th, 2016
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New Resources from Team Nutrition
What You Can Do To Help Prevent Wasted Food
This easy-to-use booklet provides tips for school staff, parents and
students on many ways that everyone can help reduce, recover, and recycle
food before it goes to waste.
Printed copies expected September 2016.
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A Guide to Smart Snacks in School
Help make the healthy choice the easy choice for kids at school. This
colorful booklet provides an overview of Smart Snacks Standards and how to
tell if a food/beverage meets the requirements. This is a ready-to-go
resource for anyone that oversees the sale of foods/beverages to students
on the school campus during the school day.
Download PDF <http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/guide-smart-snacks-schools>.
Printed copies expected September 2016.
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New research shows keeping the weight off is a lot more than willpower
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A front-page article in *The New York Times*
in May spotlighted a National Institutes of Health study in *Obesity*
that studied 14 former contestants of the reality TV show The Biggest Loser
who regained an average of 90 pounds – nearly 70 percent of what they had
lost – six years after the show because of complex factors that affected
their metabolism and caused their bodies to regain the weight. Researchers
explained that a lowered resting metabolic rate (RMR) was partly to blame.
RMR is the rate at which calories are burned at rest, which contributes to
total daily energy expenditure (TDEE). This study, which was discussed
widely on the Internet following *The New York Times* story, is now
published in the August print edition of *Obesity* along with a second, new
paper also examining metabolic rates after weight loss.
In a special mini-series in the journal, leading obesity experts weigh in
on the two papers through two additional commentaries and an editorial, all
of which explain the phenomenon of metabolic adaptation, or the process
where weight loss is accompanied by a decline in energy (caloric)
expenditure as weight is lost. These studies were conducted on different
populations, but reached the same conclusion: weight regain results from
complex biological forces. The common accusation that individuals who don't
keep the weight off just lack willpower is incorrect.
"Obesity is a serious disease that cannot be 'cured' with weight loss,"
says Donna Ryan, MD, FTOS, Associate Editor in Chief of *Obesity* and
spokesperson for The Obesity Society. "Research is showing that once people
lose weight and their metabolism slows, they experience an increase in
appetite and a decrease in energy expenditure. These studies demonstrate
that keeping the weight off long term requires constant vigilance and
lifestyle changes to combat the biologic factors that are fighting to
regain the weight."
*Joanne P. Ikeda, MA, RD*
*Department of Nutritional Sciences*
*University of California, Berkeley*
*Current address: 1777 View Drive*
* San Leandro, CA 94577*
*Phone (510) 895-5300*
Dear SNEEZEers & DSFSers:
This article from Reuters will be of interest to those of you following international developments on GE foods/crops - often referred to by the media as 'GMOs.'
Chris McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RDN, LD
alternative email address: cmgomezsustainablerdn.com
TITLE: SOUTH KOREA REJECTS ARGENTINA FEED WHEAT AFTER GMO STRAIN FOUND
AUTHOR: Jane Chung
SUMMARY: "South Korea rejected a shipment of Argentine feed wheat after finding unapproved strains of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the cargo, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday."
hi there - I am working on creating a logo for our local farmers’ market (rural, northern Indiana). And one of the tag lines we are thinking about is: Locally Grown - Made.
While the items at the market are essentially local - local farmers, local craftsman, etc. I imagine there may be some items that sneak in that may not be totally local (though we are trying to prevent that). And really - since there is no real good definition of “local” - that makes it challenging too.
For those of you who are working with markets, and if you have used the term “local” - have you gotten any pushback on the use of that term - anyone questioning your use of the term?
Thanks for any feedback - or even any other ideas on tag lines that may be effective and punchy… We have a combo of produce, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, popcorn, flowers.
Tracy Fox, MPH, RD
President, Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants, LLC